07 October 2014

Constellium showcases its portfolio of advanced solutions maximizing the potential of aluminium at ALUMINIUM 2014

Amsterdam, 7 October, 2014 Constellium N.V. (NYSE and NYSE Euronext: CSTM) exhibits today at ALUMINIUM 2014 tradeshow its global portfolio of advanced solutions, maximizing the potential of aluminium for a broad range of applications. Constellium is leveraging its first-class R&D capabilities and competencies to meet high-level expectations of its customers, particularly in terms of weight, performance, formability and sustainability.

“ALUMINIUM 2014 trade show is the right place to showcase Constellium’s latest developments in a variety of applications. We are committed to continue working together with our customers and other strategic partners to develop advanced products that meet their existing and future needs,” said Bruno Chenal, Innovation and Technology Director at Constellium.

Constellium’s highlights at the tradeshow include:

  • An extended portfolio of automotive solutions - from sheets for closures and structural components to Crash Management Systems - helping manufacturers produce lighter, safer and more fuel-efficient vehicles. For example, the Surfalex® family expands to match key customer specifications related to demanding skin quality.
  • Kool X™ is a new solution for demanding heat exchangers applications, such as water charge air coolers (CACs) and evaporators, providing an excellent combination of cladability, improved fatigue and corrosion resistance.
  • GRIPSTER™ is a new tread plate design offering an excellent combination of durability, grip and silence for use on commercial trucks. Vehicles equipped with this solution meet the requirements of PIEK, the certification scheme that certifies low noise vehicles in Europe.
  • ALPLAN and UNIDAL® precision plate products improve machining efficiency and allow cost savings from 15 to 40%, depending on final part thickness and complexity. In addition, they contribute to reduce machining cycle time up to 50%, from mother plate to finished part.
  • The breakthrough AIRWARE® technology suited to feature in all parts of the aircraft primary structure and offering a combination of unique benefits: up to 25% lighter, easier production of complex parts, and 100% recyclable without property loss.

Constellium is one of the nominees for the “9th EUROPEAN ALUMINIUM AWARD 2014 Industrial Design & Engineering” dedicated to products or projects in which aluminium has been applied in an innovative manner. Constellium’s project is focused on its 3D surfaces for the stylish decorative applications.

Innovating at Constellium also means contributing to a sustainable future. The company is committed to limit the environmental impact of its products throughout their entire life cycle. At the tradeshow, can recycling is on display at Constellium’s booth to illustrate the Group’s commitment in contributing to the reduction of environmental footprint in packaging. In the line with the recently announced partnership with Rexam and the growing conversion by beverage can makers from steel to aluminium, Constellium fully endorses the recycling rate target of 75 percent by 2015 set by the beverage can making industry for beverage cans in Europe and supports recycling awareness programs such as Every Can Counts®.

Achieving long-term sustainability also goes beyond the product. One of Constellium’s key objectives is to improve the sustainability of its operations and of the whole industry, while being fully transparent about the progress it achieves. Since 2012, Constellium has: joined the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC); been an active member of the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI); published its sustainability report participating in the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), with clear objectives and progress made.

Note to editors: Constellium’s exhibition will be open to visitors and the press in Booth 11E15.

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